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Jae Eun Chung

Jae Eun Chung


  • Communication Studies
  • School of Communications


Dr. Chung is professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research areas are new media technologies, their psychosocial impacts, and health communication. Her work has been published in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Health Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and M.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University at Bloomington.

Education & Expertise



University of Southern California


Indiana University at Bloomington


Social Media; Health Communication; Disparities; Community engagement




Howard University (HU) – Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Investigator Development Core (IDC) Research Grants “Enhancing Recruitment of African-Americans and Hispanics in Health Research: Using CBPR to Inform Culturally Sensitive Messages on Social Media” Principal Investigator (PI)

National Science Foundation (NSF) – NSF 19-518 Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC) “Collaborative Research: ADACE — Anthropocentric Data Analytics for Community Enrichment” Co-Investigator

Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and Innovation (PACRI) - "Improving the Health of Urban Minority Asthmatic Children Living in Public Housing"  Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Bezos Earth Fund - Environmental Justice Data Collaborative Grant Program “Pilot Study: Indoor Environmental Quality Throughout Washington DC Communities – What differences exist in exposures to adverse conditions in homes of underserved populations versus well-resourced populations?” Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Related Articles

Cramer, E., Chung, J. E., & Li. J. (in press). #preeclampsiasurvivor and symbolic interactionism in women’s maternal health. Health Care for Women International.

Liu, M., Chung, J. E., Robinson, B., Taylor, L., Andrewn, R. A., & Li, J. (in press). A home visit program for inner-city minority children with asthma: Caregivers’ perception of asthma triggers and a gap in action. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

Liu, M., Chung, J. E., Li, J., Robinson, B., & Gonzalez, F. (2022). A case study of community—academic partnership in improving the quality of life for asthmatic urban minority children in low-income households. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(15), 9147.

Chung, J. E., Mustapha, I., Li, J., & Gu, X. (2022). Discourse about human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) on Twitter: Lessons for public health education about OPC and dental care. Public Health in Practice, 3, 100239

Park, Y. J., Chung, J. E., & Kim, J. N. (2022). Social media, misinformation, and cultivation of informational mistrust: Cultivating Covid-19 mistrust. Journalism.

Zhang, S., Liu, M., Li, Y., & Chung, J. E. (2021). Teens' social media engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A time series examination of posting and emotion on Reddit. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19), 10079

Lee, S., Chung, J. E., Park, N., & Welch, J. R. (2020). Status and expertise in the structuring of reciprocal exchanges on Twitter: Replies, retweets, and mentions during National Diabetes Awareness Month. International Journal of Communication, 14.

Chung, J. E., & Lee, C.-J. (2019). The impact of cancer information online on cancer fatalism: Education and eHealth literacy as moderators. Health Education Research, 34(6), 543-555.

Myers, T. S., Richardson, F., & Chung, J. E. (2019). Racial and ethnic makeup in hospital’s social media and online platforms: Visual representation of diversity in images and videos of Washington, D.C. hospitals. Journal of Health Communication, 24(5), 482-491.

Chung, J. E. (2019). Peer influence of online comments in newspapers: Applying social norms and the Social Identification model of Deindividuation Effects (SIDE). Social Science Computer Review, 37(4), 551-567.

Park, Y. J., Chung, J. E., & Shin, D. H. (2018). The structuration of digital ecosystem, privacy, and big data intelligence. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(10), 1319-1337.

Lee, S., Chung, J. E., & Park. N. (2018). Network environments and well-being: An examination of personal network structure, social capital, and perceived social support. Health Communication, 33, 22-31.

Park, Y. J., & Chung, J. E. (2017). Health privacy as sociotechnical capital. Computers in Human Behavior, 76, 227-236. 

Chung, J. E. (2017). Retweeting in health promotion: Analysis of tweets about breast cancer awareness month. Computers in Human Behavior, 74, 112-119.

Chung, J. E. (2016). A smoking cessation campaign on Twitter: Understanding the use of Twitter and identifying major players in a health campaign. Journal of Health Communication, 21(5), 517-526.

Park. N., Lee, S., & Chung, J. E. (2016). Uses of cellphone texting: An integration of motivations, usage patterns, and psychological outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior, 62, 712-719.

Lee, S., Chung, J. E. & Park. N. (2016). Linking cultural capital with subjective well-being and social support: The role of communication networks. Social Science Computer Review, 34(2), 172-196.

Chung, J. E. (2015). Antismoking campaign videos on YouTube and audience response: Application of social media assessment metrics. Computers in Human Behavior, 51, 114-121.

Chung, J. E. (2014). Medical dramas and viewer perception of health: Testing cultivation effects. Human Communication Research, 40(3), 333-349.

Chung, J. E. (2014). Social networking in online support groups for health: How online social networking benefits patients. Journal of Health Communication, 19(6), 639-659.

McCarroll, M. L., Armbruster, S. D., Chung, J. E., Kim, J., McKenzie, A., & von Gruenigen, V. E. (2014). Health care and social media platforms in hospitals. Health Communication, 29(9), 947-952.

Cline, R. J., Orom, H., Chung, J. E., & Hernandez, T. (2014). The role of social toxicity in responses to a slowly-evolving environmental disaster: The case of amphibole asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana, USA. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54(1), 12-27.             

Chung, J. E. (2013). Patient-doctor discussion of online health information: Results from the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). Journal of Health Communication, 18(6), 627-648.

Chung, J. E. (2013). Social interaction in online support groups: Preference for online social interaction over offline social interaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(4), 1408-1414.

Wang, H., Chung, J. E., Park, N., McLaughlin, M. L., & Fulk, J. (2012). Understanding online community participation: A Technology Acceptance perspective. Communication Research, 39(6), 781-801.

Park. N., Chung, J. E. & Lee, S. (2012). Explaining the use of text-based communication media: An examination of three theories of media use. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(7), 357-363.

Chung, J. E. (2011). Mapping international film trade: Network analysis of international film trade between 1996 and 2004. Journal of Communication, 61(4), 618-640.

Ratan, R. A., Chung, J. E., Shen, C., Williams, D., & Poole, S. M. (2010). Schmoozing and smiting: Trust, social institutions and communication patterns in an MMOG. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 16(1), 93-114.

Chung, J. E., Park, N., Wang, H., Fulk, J., & McLaughlin, M. L. (2010). Age differences in perceptions of online community participation among non-users: An extension of the Technology Acceptance Model. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(6), 1674-1684.

Park, N., Roman, R., Lee, S., & Chung, J. E. (2009). User acceptance of a digital library system in developing countries: An application of the Technology Acceptance Model. International Journal of Information Management, 29(3), 196-209.